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Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)

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The dancing teacher Anastasia falls in love with the smart theatre agent Jud. He likes her, too, but does not want to give up his solo life at all. Thus she plans a trap for him...

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Larry Parks ...
Jud Parker
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Anastacia (Stacie) Macaboy
Josephine Hutchinson ...
Mrs. Macaboy
Tom Tully ...
Mr. Charles E. Macaboy
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Mrs. Levoy
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Pattie Marie Levoy
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Mrs. Kahrney
Doreen McCann ...
Albertina Kahrney
Alex Gerry ...
Dick Wessel ...
Smitty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Lee ...
Little Boy
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Storyline

The dancing teacher Anastasia falls in love with the smart theatre agent Jud. He likes her, too, but does not want to give up his solo life at all. Thus she plans a trap for him... Written by Volker Boehm

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Comedy | Romance

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23 February 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Melhor é Casar  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 1951 star Larry Parks was among the first Hollywood personalities to admit that he had been a member of the Communist Party, in testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He was subsequently among those blacklisted in Hollywood, and the release of this film was delayed as a result. See more »

Quotes

Kid: I'm a grape.
Jud Parker: I'm happy for you.
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Soundtracks

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the piano at the dance school
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Based on this evidence, let's hope not!
5 August 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

The young Elizabeth Taylor looks gorgeous. But she wears an unbecoming hairstyle. I have read about Larry Parks but never before this seen him in anything. I am very sympathetic to the tribulations he endured as a result of HUAC. Nevertheless, in this movie, he turns in such a sour, uninterested performance, he sinks the movie.

Not that there is much to sink. Taylor, yes. And Tom Tully, droll as her father. However, the ploy is negligible. And, as she plays a dancing teacher, we see dancing children. I love children but not here! The ostensibly cute dance scenes we have to watch wouldn't make it into a small town talent contest.

Maybe MGM was trying to figure out what to do with Taylor, no longer the child of "National Velvet." Thankfully, we have her earlier movies and many, many later ones.


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